There are many studies about the benefits of buying from local independent businesses. When you do so, it means more money stays in the local economy. One study states that for every dollar spent with a small independent business 68 cents stays in the local economy versus 43 cents for a national chain. That's more money driving the local economy.
If every household in Waukesha spent an additional $10 per week with a small independently owned business it would add approximately $5,000,000 into our local economy to pay for schools, roads, services and sustain jobs.
To me, its a no-brainer to think local when deciding where to shop, eat, drink and play.
Jeff's claim to fame is that he sleeps with the owner of the Nice Ash. Jeff will share his musings on cigars, whiskey, beer, poker and any other things that peak his interest. I hope you enjoy.